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On the morning of Nov. 6, 1977, the dam holding back the lake above the falls broke. The forty acres of water surged down over the falls, through the park, down the valley through the campus, leaving in its wake 39 dead and 60 injured. All of the …
In loving remembranceof those who losttheir lives in the FloodNovember 6, 1977 Karen AndersonJoseph AndersonRebecca AndersonGerald BrittinWilliam L. EhrensbergerPeggy Ann EhrensbergerRobert EhrensbergerKristen EhrensbergerDavid Fledder JohannMa…
General Andrew Williamson's Brigade - American Revolution - S.C. Colonial Soldier - Pioneer Ironmaster - Raised full regiment, 1775 - S.C. Provincial Congress 1775-6 - Built forts, S.C., N.C., Ga. - After fall of Charleston, acquired Turkey Cove i…
Gold MedalistWeightlifting1956 Olympic GamesMelbourne, Australia———————"The Greatest Weight Ever Raised by a Human Being6,270 pounds in a backlift."Listed inThe Guinness Book of World Records and Famous Fi…
Once Toccoa Falls Institute was up and running, the Forrests knew they would have to find a way to feed the school's growing population. Because they wanted Toccoa Falls to be self-supporting, the began to add farm animals to the campus. Richard F…
Even in the early years, before the Forrests moved to Toccoa Falls, there was a cottage sitting at the entrance to the falls. And an outdoor bowling alley — Toccoa's first — was located near the cottage. Visitors could drive to the bas…
In the early 1920's, Jack Mathes moved to Toccoa Falls and accepted the position as business manager of the institution. He met and married Susie Ralls, one of the young women who lived with the Forrests. In 1924, Susie and Jack built a home on th…
In memory of and with deepgratitude for the men and women whoserved during the Korean Campaign topreserve our freedom.
Erected byStephens County Historical Societyin Memory ofCapt. A.H. Ramsay, C.V.who built the first house in Toccoafrom these stones.
The Toccoa Municipal Building wasoriginally built to serve as a postoffice in 1932, as a Works ProgressAdministration project. Designedin the Neo-Classical Style, thebuilding exhibits unique carvingsand a 1½ story interior plan.